History

1967 - 1968

1967

School of Engineering (SOE) was established in early 1967 when Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Arshad Ayub was then the Principal of MARA College. Students with a minimum of 2 A-Level and 3 O-Level passes will proceed to a 3-year Advanced Diploma in Engineering (in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering).

1967 - 1968

1968 - 1969

1968

The first intake of 12 students for the 2-year A-Level program was initiated in June 1968.

1969 - 1970

1969

The Overseas Development Aid of the U.K. assigned the Head of the Civil Engineering Department, the Head of the Mechanical Department and the Head of the Electrical Department from Brighten College of Technology to ITM for four weeks to assist and advise SOE in the curriculum and facilities planning.

1969 - 1970

1970 - 1971

1970

In June 1970, the first batch of A-Level students passes were sent to Australia to continue their studies, as the facilities in the SOE were not ready. In the meantime, the British government approved £ 1 million allocations for purchasing the British-made equipment.

1971 - 1973

1971

In early 1971, the Overseas Development Aid Department of the U.K. assigned three experienced engineering lecturers in civil engineering, electrical engineering and electronics engineering to ITM to assist in running the engineering program.

In July 1971, SOE began to conduct Advanced Diploma courses in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering with the help of volunteers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada, together with the three British advisers and part-timers. Lectures were conducted in the ITM campus in Shah Alam, but all practical works were carried out in the laboratories of the University of Malaya. At the same time, SOE also started to conduct the Diploma Course in Land Surveying.

1971 - 1973

1973 - 1975

1973

With the completion of the SOE building and laboratories, plus the arrival of all the equipment from the UK, the SOE started to conduct all their lectures and practical laboratory work in the new building.

1974 - 1975

1974

SOE adopted the U.S. grading system (GPA and CGPA). SOE began to recruit engineering teaching staff from India, Ceylon and Pakistan. SOE introduced the two-tier system, in which the students must complete 3 three-year diploma courses with good grades to carry on with the advanced diploma course for another two years.

1974 - 1975

1975 - 1985

1975

Advanced Diploma holders from the SOE were accepted as Graduate Engineers by both the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and the Institutional Engineers Malaysia (IEM). Additionally, JPA acknowledged Advanced Diploma holders as Division 1 Government officers, while Diploma Holders were recognized as Division 2 Government officers.

1975 – 1985
The school began to employ Malaysian engineers as the academic staff to replace the lectures from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Most of these engineers were trained overseas, and many were also alumni of ITM.  They are recruited from the ITM Young Lecturer’s Scheme. The school progressed and was widely accepted by local engineers as the main organizer of short courses, seminars and conferences. Activities for lifelong learning were mainly conducted by experienced speakers from overseas who were brought in to conduct seminars, conferences and workshops.

1985 - 1995

1985

The School of Engineering conducted numerous consultation and research works when the Bureau of Research and Consultancy was set up in the institution. This era also showed that professional involvement from the academic staff increased tremendously, be it as advisers or consultants to projects or voluntary services to professional bodies. The school’s activity of organizing seminars and conferences has now grown to an international level, where, in 1989, the Regional Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology was held in Kuala Lumpur.

1985 - 1995

1995 - 2005

1995

In the last decade, the Faculty of Civil Engineering at UiTM expanded with diploma programs on five additional campuses (Perlis, Pahang, Sarawak, Sabah and Penang), meeting job market demands and increasing enrollment. The Bachelor's program, aligned with BEM standards, is now concentrated in Shah Alam. International collaborations have been established with prestigious universities. The faculty offers a PhD program and is organized into four Centers of Study (Structural Engineering and Computing; Geotechnical, Transportation and Surveying; Water Resources and Environmental Systems; and Construction Engineering and Project Management), fostering growth in postgraduate programs.



2005 - 2018

2005

In the last decade, the Faculty of Civil Engineering at UiTM expanded with diploma programs on five additional campuses (Perlis, Pahang, Sarawak, Sabah and Penang), meeting job market demands and increasing enrollment. The Bachelor's program, aligned with BEM standards, is now concentrated in Shah Alam. International collaborations have been established with prestigious universities. The faculty offers a PhD program and is organized into four Centers of Study (Structural Engineering and Computing; Geotechnical, Transportation and Surveying; Water Resources and Environmental Systems; and Construction Engineering and Project Management), fostering growth in postgraduate programs.

2005 - 2018

2021

2021

Under UiTM's transformation agenda, four (4) engineering faculties, namely the Faculty of Civil Engineering, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and the Faculty of Chemical Engineering were restructured and merged under the College of Engineering, UiTM. On the 29th of March 2021, the Faculty of Civil Engineering became the School of Civil Engineering (SCE).

Contact Us

School of Civil Engineering,
College of Engineering,
Engineering Complex,
Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah,
Universiti Teknologi MARA,
40450 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan 
 
 
pkashahalam@uitm.edu.my
 
+603-5543 5248
 
           
 
 

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